Defending champion P V Sindhu continued her good run and entered the semifinals of the women's singles competition after beating China's Han Li in three games at the Macau Open Grand Prix Gold here on Friday.
Ace Indian shuttler Saina Nehwal recently added another trophy to her overcrowded cabinet when she won the China Open. Saina won her third title of the year by defeating Akane Yamaguchi of Japan 21-12, 22-20 in the women's singles finals which lasted 42 minutes at the Haixia Olympic Sport Center.
Defending champion P V Sindhu reached the pre-quarterfinals of the Macau Grand Prix Gold in women's singles while HS Prannoy and B Sai Praneeth too tasted victories in men's singles as Indian shuttlers had a good day in office, here on Wednesday.
Indian badminton may be basking in glory with Kidambi Srikanth and Saina Nehwal winning the China Open but chief coach Pullela Gopichand warned that it would be difficult to produce next level of world-class shuttlers if the country fails to attract great coaches.
India's campaign in the Hong Kong Super Series came to an end after young shuttler Kidambi Srikanth suffered a three-game loss to top seed Chen Long of China in the semifinals of the men's singles event of the USD 350,000 event, here.
India's campaign in the women's singles of the USD 350,000 Hong Kong Super Series came to an end after ace shuttler Saina Nehwal was stunned by Tai Tzu Ying of Chinese Taipei in the quarterfinals here on Friday.
Top Indian shuttlers Saina Nehwal and K Srikanth posted contrasting victories to enter the quarterfinals of the women's and men's singles competition respectively in the USD 350,000 Hong Kong Super Series in Kowloon here on Thursday.
Owing to his recent title victory at the China Open in Fuzhou, Kidambi Srikanth climbed up six places to achieve a career-best 10th in the men's singles category of the latest Badminton World Federation (BWF) rankings released Thursday.
Newly-crowned China Open champion Kidambi Srikanth continued his giant-killing spree, while teen sensation P V Sindhu too started her campaign on a winning note at the USD 350,000 Hong Kong Super Series in Kowloon here on Wednesday.
Overnight sensation Kidambi Srikanth will try to write more positive headlines for badminton this week in Hong Kong after he shocked the great Lin Dan in the China Open final -- just months after a meningitis scare.
Union Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports Sarbananda Sonowal congratulated K Srikanth and Saina Nehwal for creating history at the China Open Super Series badminton and promised complete support in their endeavour for winning many more titles.